A California university sees COVID-19 outbreak as in-person classes resume

In-person classes are back at Chapman University in Orange County, and more than 200 positive coronavirus cases have been identified among students.

Many roommates are isolating and students are being placed in different locations as school officials are trying to figure out what caused the outbreak.

A total of 437 new cases were reported across the county Thursday, and according to the university’s website there were 223 known cases connected to the campus as of Wednesday. That included 221 students, one staff member and one faculty member.

The university said it tested 996 individuals Wednesday, giving it a positivity rate of 6.9%.

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